Local Networks

Associated Organisation Links

Bendigo Library  http://www.ncgrl.vic.gov.au/libraries/bendigo

Bendigo Art Gallery http://www.bendigoartgallery.com.au/Home

Goldfields Research Centre  http://www.ncgrl.vic.gov.au/libraries/goldfieldsresearchcentre

City of Greater Bendigo  http://www.bendigo.vic.gov.au/Home

Public Record Office Victoria http://prov.vic.gov.au/

Ballarat Archives Centre  http://prov.vic.gov.au/provguide-9

Bendigo Region Local History Links

Bendigo Regional Genealogical Society


The website has a list of Family History links for Bendigo, Victoria, Australia and around the world.  For more than 30 years BRGS members have collected many records relating to Bendigo and district to assist family history researchers.  Most of these are available at the Goldfields Research Centre where volunteers are on duty for 4 hours each Friday.  There is a research service available.

Bendigo Family History Site for Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies (AIGS)


Historical records of Bendigo and surrounding 50 kms including local rates records and records from local churches, hospitals, schools and cemeteries.  There are books of the local area, family history and a database index of 1,000,000 names from the records.  There is a research service available.

Bendigo Historical Society


Bendigo history related collections, documents and records. Publications, information about Bendigo Historical Society meetings and research services are detailed on the website.

Golden Dragon Museum Bendigo – Chinese Cultural Centre


The history of, and artefacts from Bendigo’s historic Chinese community.  There is research available by appointment and the museum is open every day from 9.30am-5pm (except Christmas Day).

National Trust Victoria Bendigo Region Branch


The Bendigo Region Branch oversees the Alan Doney Photograph Collection plus 14 000 images dating from the 1950s to 1970s and the E. Graeme Robertson Cast Iron Collection, a large and significant reference collection of cast iron objects from verandah brackets to statues, stoves to a spiral staircase, and a magnificent French clock.

Heathcote McIvor Historical Society


Contact person is Elizabeth Murfitt ph (03) 5433 3776 email emurfitt3523@rocketmail.com

Camp Hill Historic Precinct is the home of Heathcote McIvor Historical Society and the Historic Lockup and Police Residence Museums. The collections include Birth Death and Marriage Indexes for the McIvor District as well as Maps, Family Histories and Photographs. The society offers a research service for the Heathcote McIvor district from the 1840s to the present day. The fees are $25 for an initial search.  Open to the public on Wednesdays from 10am-3pm and on weekends. Group tours are by arrangement, address 19 Herriot Street, Heathcote, 3523. 

Bendigo Family Links


Family History resources including birth certificates.

Cornish Association of Victoria - Bendigo Group


Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst - Archives

(No website available, contact by email) Contact person is Donna Bailey, Archivist ph (03) 5441 2544 email Donna.Bailey@sandhurst.catholic.org.au OR archives@sandhurst.catholic.org.au 

The collection includes Catholic Church records from 1851 to the present day. The Diocese has both an Archive and a large collection of objects. A research service is available. People can visit the Archives on Thursdays by appointment at 172-174 McCrae St, Bendigo. Open days and hours (Archives) Thursday and Friday 9am–5pm. 

Bendigo Health - Library

Contact person Library / Angela Gallagher ph (03)5454 8515 email library@bendigohealth.org.au 

The Library includes Bendigo Health Records. People can visit preferably by appointment with a subject of enquiry at the Bendigo Health Library, Monash Regional Clinical School, 26 Mercy Street, Bendigo. Open hours are 9am – 5pm.

Eaglehawk Heritage Society

(No website available, contact by email) Contact person is Bev Hanson ph (03) 5435 3689 email bevhanson@bigpond.com.  The main focus of the collection is photographs pertaining to Eaglehawk.  A research service for a $20 fee is available.  People can visit by appointment at the former Court House, Sailors Gully Road, Eaglehawk.  Open hours are 1pm–4pm Sundays or by appointment.

Huntly & Districts Historical Society

620-634 Midland Highway, Huntly.  (No website available, contact Esma Turner by telephone on 0429488237

The organisation was formed to preserve the contents of the historic Council Chambers built 1867 and contains photographs, letters, maps, diaries, photographs of Councillors and history of the area. The original Court House (1874) contains original furniture and now houses an extensive display of the service personnel of the district, as well as Lodge relics.

Inglewood Historical Society


The Inglewood Historical Society has archival responsibility for some of Inglewood's local history. The majority of rates books of the Borough of Inglewood are preserved, as is the Borough Seal, microfilm of the Inglewood Advertiser newspaper covering the years 1861 to 1930, a collection of Society books, photographic collections and cemetery records. Research may be carried out on genealogical details, place history and event. Open by appointment with the Research Officer.  A research fee of $25.00 plus costs, applies.

Loddon Shire Heritage section with Loddon Shire Historical Societies Listing and Links


Links to information and websites or contacts for the Historical Societies of Boort, East Loddon, Inglewood, Pyramid Hill and Korong (Wedderburn).

Loddon Shire Historical Records


Loddon Shire Council has significant historical records in its custody.  These include rate books, council minutes, correspondence, maps, plans and photographs.  There are records from the three previous shires of East Loddon, Gordon and Korong.

Tarnagulla & District Historical Society 


(Tarnagulla Borough and Bet Bet Shire) PO Box 5, Tarnagulla, Victoria 3551. Tarnagulla.org is dedicated to the history of Tarnagulla, a small rural town situated in the heart of the Golden Triangle, central Victoria. It is a town founded on the excitement and hope of the Victorian Gold rush and quickly developed into a thriving community. The collections offer an insight into some of the history of Tarnagulla through photos, historic records, stories, articles from local papers and more. 

Castlemaine Historical Society


The Society provides meetings (with interesting guest speakers), exhibitions, a monthly newsletter, guided tours, the development, cataloguing and maintenance of an historic archive collection, indexing of records and the provision of a research service.
Archives held by the Society include early directories, voters lists, a local newspaper index and some records and indexes concerning mining leases, rates, schools, churches and cemeteries. The Society's records cover localities including Mt. Alexander, Forest Creek, Fryerstown, Vaughan, Campbells Creek, Barkers Creek, Chewton, Moonlight Flat, Harcourt, Muckleford, Walmer, Yapeen and Guildford.

Maldon Museum & Archives Association


The Maldon Museum and Archives curates historical information and artefacts from Maldon & District. The District includes Baringhup, Bradford, Gowar, Muckleford, Neereman, Nuggety, Pollard, Ravenswood South, Sandy Creek, Shelbourne, Tarrangower, Walmer, Woodbrook (Chinaman's Creek), Maldon, and parts of Eddington and Welshman's Reef. Also, from 1947 to 1956, there was a construction settlement for Cairn Curran Reservoir at Baringhup.

This web resource covers Archives, website and collections information. There is information on the Museum, Maldon's archival material and links to Maldon's family and local historical research resources.  There is access to publications and a collation of historic information on the Maldon District.

Echuca/Moama Family History Group


A Genealogy Society and Research Library with a comprehensive library of books, CD's & microfiche computers. There are numerous Indexes, collections of records e.g. school admissions and hospital admissions, a microfilmed copy of the 'Riverine Herald', an indexed collection of personal notices from the 'Riverine Herald', comprehensive local family information and a Newsletter exchange with 80 other groups.  There is a research service for locals' and international researchers covering Echuca/Moama and disticts - In Victoria: Ballendella, Bamawm, Barmah, Echuca, Echuca Village, Kanyapella, Kotta, Koyuga, Lockington, McEvoys, Millewa, Nanneella, Patho, Piavella, Pine Grove, Restdown, Rochester, Roslynmede, Strathallan, Tennyson, Tongala, Torrumbarry and Wyuna. In NSW: Bunnaloo, Caldwell, Mathoura, Moama, Thyra and Womboota. 

Open hours Mondays 11am-3pm, every Friday of each month 11am-3pm.  Contact person Pearl Collins (03) 5482 1139 for access at other times.  Non-members are welcome and are asked to make a small donation for access to the Research Room and Research Library. 

Swan Hill Genealogy & History Society


Located within the Swan Hill Regional Library 53 - 67 Campbell Street, Swan Hill, Victoria 3585.

Volunteers are available each Wednesday and Thursday from 10am-3pm to assist researchers. Other times are available by appointment with the Librarian Julie Whateley ph (03) 5032 2408.  The Society's collections include books and microfiche/microfilm as well as Newsletters published by other Societies and Groups, both regional and international.